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Worm Casting method... I need a link!
    #597698 - 04/03/02 03:55 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

A month or two ago, the Spore Works had an excellent method for using worm castings on their research page, but apparently it was taken down. Did anyone happen to save the steps, or does anyone know of another site on the net with detailed instructions?

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Re: Worm Casting method... I need a link! [Re: Pig_In_Zen]
    #597975 - 04/03/02 10:30 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)


Actually, it's very easy to isolate a super producing sclerotia strain.

Follow the strain isolation technique on Let's Grow Mushrooms, and then select sectors early which are brown in color.  By the second or third transfer, you'll see stones developing, and this is only about 1 month after the original swipe of spores on agar.

Now, take each stone and move it to a new dish.  Soon, the mycelium will grow out and you'll see fresh stones developing, and if they're good strains, the sclerotia is forming long before the mycelium reaches the edge of the plate.  Pick strains which form four or five stones within two weeks and use these for your grain masters. -- RR

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Re: Worm Casting method... I need a link! [Re: Pig_In_Zen]
    #598037 - 04/03/02 11:45 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

here ya go..
Alright this is gonna take me awhile to type
1.("black gold" Worm casings)
2.Wheat straw( You chop the wheat straw up and put in a ziplock freezer back and fill with water distilled water and let it sit for an hour or two)
5.Alder shavings
You mix em all together in a large bowl And bake em in a aliminium turkey roaster pan you buy at the store the larger the better. Bake for 1hour at 250-275F then after an hour stir it up and bake for an additional 30minutes.
No youv've sterilized your compost.
As for the exact ingrediant ratio its up to you.
Use about50-60% worm casings as much or little straw as you like use about half a bag per pan more or less
use about a cup or two of vermiculite, Use a decent amount of peat moss two to three times as much verm. Maybe less And use a good amount of alder shavings I believe they contribute alot to mush size. Dont us to much though you add the alder chips dry. Add water to your mixture distilled water till damp or moist not soaking.
You'll have to add more water to your compost after you sterilize distilled of coarse.
Don't get your compost too wet or it may not work appropiatly.
I thinks thats about it.

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